Work with us

Each year, ELCAF relies on a team of volunteers to bring the festival together and make it what it is. For those who would like to be involved, we are now taking applications for ELCAF 2019.

The 8th East London Comic and Arts Festival will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th June 2019 at The Round Chapel  in Hackney.

As always, ELCAF aims to showcase the plethora of talent in the comics and narrative illustration scene in London and beyond, hosting international artists, collectives and publishers alongside three days of workshops and talks. In addition, the ELCAF Season begins in May, with workshops programmed in the lead up to the festival itself.

How can you get involved?

Volunteers play a crucial role in bringing ELCAF together and ensuring its success each year.  We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team and have various opportunities for you to get involved before, during and after the festival.

You will be required to support us with a mixture of tasks including, flyering, printing, the install and preparation of the venue for public opening, and engaging and helping the general public across the festival. You may be asked to support workshop leaders and talks speakers, and guide participants, manage crowd control and oversee the main entry/ticket spaces. At the end of the festival we require a motivated team to help us dismantle structures, move tables and chairs, pack up workshop equipment and assist stallholders.

Please note: due to the nature of festival work, we operate with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach and as such, we urge you to come with a flexible and positive outlook, ready to get involved in any task, big or small.

About you

We are looking for hands-on, friendly and approachable volunteers who are happy dealing with the public and have a passion for illustration and comics. Ideally you have some experience in workshop support, installation work, or have worked in events prior to applying.


You will receive a briefing prior to the event to include a walk through of the venue so you have all the information you need to be able to carry out your role. The date and time of this will be confirmed closer to the event.


We offer free entry to the festival for all three days, one special ELCAF 2019 T-shirt per volunteer, one ELCAF 2019 tote bag and other goodies. On the day of the festival we will offer lunch and light refreshments. More information will be provided on sign up.

How to apply?

Please fill in this form, where we ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and your availability.

Registration deadline:  

17th May 2019

Find out more about ELCAF here.


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